1971 Campeonato Carioca

The 1971 edition of the Campeonato Carioca kicked off on March 6, 1971 and ended on June 27, 1971. It was organized by FCF (Federação Carioca de Futebol, or Carioca Football Federation). Twelve teams participated. Fluminense won the title for the 20th time. no teams were relegated.[1][2]

Campeonato Carioca
Season1971
ChampionsFluminense
Campeonato NacionalVasco da Gama
Flamengo
Fluminense
América
Botafogo
Matches played91
Goals scored194 (2.13 per match)
Top goalscorerPaulo César Caju (Botafogo) - 11 goals
Biggest home winVasco da Gama 3-0 São Cristóvão (March 16, 1971)
Olaria 4-1 Campo Grande (April 4, 1971)
Olaria 3-0 Bonsucesso (May 14, 1971)
Olaria 3-0 América (May 22, 1971)
América 3-0 Vasco da Gama (May 29, 1971)
Biggest away winSão Cristóvão 0-5 Flamengo (March 31, 1971)
Highest scoringBangu 3-5 América (March 30, 1971)
1970
1972

SystemEdit

The tournament would be divided in two stages:[2][1]

  • First round: The twelve teams were divided into two groups, each team playing in a single round-robin format against the teams of the other group. The four best teams in each group qualified to the Second round.
  • Final phase: The remaining eight teams all played in a double round-robin format against each other. The team with the most points won the title.

The regulations also had stipulated that the qualification for the National Championship later that year would be partially defined by revenue, with the four teams with the best revenue qualifying along with the champion. The qualification for the Taça Guanabara would also follow similar criteria. However, that criterion proved controversial, as Olaria began complaining about the federation supposedly favouring its competitors, América and Bangu, and eventually that criterion was scrapped altogether, after the retail chain Ponto Frio [pt] bought all the tickets for Olaria's last home match against Flamengo, in Maracanã, guaranteeing Olaria fifth place in the revenue ranking and prompting protests from América and Bangu. In the end, América was invited to the National Championship in the place of Olaria, who withdrew from the Taça Guanabara as well.[3]

ChampionshipEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 América 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 8 Qualified
2 Flamengo 6 2 3 1 10 4 +6 7
3 Vasco da Gama 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 6
4 Bonsucesso 6 2 1 3 3 5 −2 5
5 Portuguesa 6 2 1 3 4 9 −5 5
6 Campo Grande 6 0 3 3 7 12 −5 3
Updated to match(es) played on April 4, 1971. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Botafogo 6 5 1 0 15 5 +10 11 Qualified
2 Olaria 6 3 3 0 8 2 +6 9
3 Fluminense 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 9
4 Bangu 6 1 2 3 11 13 −2 4
5 Madureira 6 1 2 3 3 9 −6 4
6 São Cristóvão 6 0 1 5 0 11 −11 1
Updated to match(es) played on April 4, 1971. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.

Final roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fluminense 14 8 5 1 23 10 +13 21 Champions
2 Flamengo 14 7 4 3 17 10 +7 18
3 Botafogo 14 6 6 2 13 8 +5 18
4 Olaria 14 6 5 3 21 11 +10 17
5 Bangu 13 4 2 7 12 15 −3 10[a]
6 América 13 2 6 5 8 12 −4 10[a]
7 Vasco da Gama 14 3 3 8 8 19 −11 9
8 Bonsucesso 14 2 3 9 5 22 −17 7
Updated to match(es) played on June 27, 1971. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b América and Bangu forfeited their last match

Taça GuanabaraEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fluminense 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 7 Champions
2 Flamengo 5 2 1 2 4 5 −1 5
3 Botafogo 4 2 0 2 3 4 −1 4
4 América 4 1 2 1 2 3 −1 4
5 Vasco da Gama 4 1 1 2 3 3 0 3
6 Bangu 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1 Withdrew
Updated to match(es) played on August 1, 1971. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "RSSSF – Championship of Rio de Janeiro 1971". Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Futebolnacional.com.br – Championship of Rio de Janeiro 1971". Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Trivela - A curta, porém intensa, "Era de Ouro do Alvianil da Rua Bariri"". Retrieved May 19, 2019.